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Is there anyway to get my milk back if i havent breast fed in awhile

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 10:19 AM on Apr. 21, 2010 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • how long has it been?
    peanutsmommy1

    Answer by peanutsmommy1 at 10:20 AM on Apr. 21, 2010

  • talk to your OB, there are medications you can take to get you started, but you wont have as easy of a time keeping up supply as you would have if you did it naturally.
    my OB prescribed Reglan for 4 days.
    Christina2135

    Answer by Christina2135 at 10:20 AM on Apr. 21, 2010

  • You can do it. Adoptive mothers can breastfeed their children.
    Christina2135

    Answer by Christina2135 at 10:21 AM on Apr. 21, 2010

  • you can do it with meds. good luck. :)
    Bearsjen

    Answer by Bearsjen at 10:29 AM on Apr. 21, 2010

  • Absolutely. Google "relactation." And drop by the Breastfeeding Moms group, too.

    If your breasts are still on your body it can be done...and you may not need any more than a baby and a pump, depending on how long it's been.
    gdiamante

    Answer by gdiamante at 11:42 AM on Apr. 21, 2010

  • You don't need meds and doctors probably won't give them to you. There are no meds for increasing milk but some meds have making milk as a possible side effect. If a doctor gave it to you it would be an off label use. These meds have other serious side effects that can be permanent.


    If your baby will still breastfeed then all you have to do is rebuild your supply. It's best if rent a pump. To rebuild your supply you pump or nurse or both at the same time about every 2 hours.


    www.kellymom.com is a great website. La Leche League Leaders will help by phone for free.

    Gailll

    Answer by Gailll at 2:55 PM on Apr. 21, 2010

  • "You don't need meds and doctors probably won't give them to you. There are no meds for increasing milk but some meds have making milk as a possible side effect. If a doctor gave it to you it would be an off label use. These meds have other serious side effects that can be permanent. " Actually, Domperidone is really safe and works really well. Look into it!


    Nurse as much as you can.  Eliminate bottles and use an At Breast Supplementer that is what wworked best for me when inducing lactation for my adopted baby.


    Go to LLLI.org for help form La Leche League.  You can call a local leader or submit an on-line help form for one on one help!

    maggiemom2000

    Answer by maggiemom2000 at 3:26 PM on Apr. 21, 2010

  • "You don't need meds and doctors probably won't give them to you.....These meds have other serious side effects"

    What meds are you referring to? And where are you getting your information?

    I would like to think that most doctors are aware of the benefits of breastfeeding and wouldn't hesitate to prescribe drugs to aide in milk production.

    Domperidone works very well and is very safe. And I know of a few other herbal remedies that are both safe and effective.
    kynziesmom

    Answer by kynziesmom at 3:45 AM on Apr. 22, 2010

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